The San Jose-based Robin.io (formerly Robin Systems) is a Rakuten Symphony company. Robin’s Cloud Native Platform (CNP) is an advanced Kubernetes cloud platform built to provide an application-as-a-service and cloud-like experience, automating deployments and life-cycle operations of deployed applications.
Robin CNP provides an intuitive, declarative interface that reduces deployment complexity, timelines, and human error. The user inputs only what resources to include. The platform builds a reusable policy, models all the resource configurations, and autoconfigures them across the service’s entire life cycle, including instantiation, start, stop, migrating, scaling, and deletion.
Robin.io enables a solution that is both self-service and on-demand for an on-premises or co-located environment. See Figure 5. Robin brings cloud-native agility to complex data-centric applications. It enables developers, data scientists, and data engineers to easily deploy any application pipeline in minutes from within their own storage repository with an app store styled experience.
Robin’s Application Workflow Manager brings end-to-end automation driven through either a one-click interface or driven completely by APIs, deploying entire application pipelines seamlessly. The enterprise-grade storage stack delivers all the application-aware features that users expect. These features include snapshots, clones, replication, backup, data rebalancing, tiering, thin provisioning, encryption, and compression.
The platform is designed to scale out as additional datasets are added to solutions. Servers can scale up as data needs increase and datasets expand, capturing an increasing amount of information. Through intent-based workload placement, Robin delivers guaranteed quality of service (QoS) through automation. It reports status through its QoS dashboard. With an easy, one-click cloning mechanism, Robin can speed time to production by cloning entire application stacks and data pipelines.
The Robin Cloud Native Platform offers integrated multitenancy to enable a shared cloud experience, with physical and logical separation between tenants. It includes integrated support for role-based access control to manage end-user credentials across each tenant and support for chargeback features to enable multiple departments and use cases.